• A Grand Opening for Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center

    A Grand Opening for Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center

    On a bright, blue-skied September day—reminiscent of the beautiful but tragic Tuesday morning 11 years ago—the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine paid tribute to 9/11 with a nod toward the future.

  • Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

    Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

    Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures.

  • A Day of Dental Outreach

    A Day of Dental Outreach

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, and dental cavities affect American children more than any other chronic infectious disease.

  • Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

    Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

    Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain.

  • T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

    T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

    A cross-disciplinary research team at Penn has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells, which comprise a key part of the immune system, track down parasites using a movement strategy similar to those used by predators such as sharks, monkeys, and blue-fin tuna to hunt prey.